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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Mar 16, 2017 12:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Another non-dead question

SDH's note about Atom Heart Mother somehow got me thinking about psychedelic bands that I saw and I remembered seeing a band Kaleidoscope. Opened up for the Allmans at the Hollywood Bowl. Anybody old or weird enough to remember them? Well the lead guitarist was David Lindley. I ended up at his website and find out that he's playing a club in Seattle this summer. So, anyone seen him in the recent years? Is it worth it? Mahalo nui aloha.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Mar 17, 2017 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another non-dead question

There's some recordings floating around with David and Ry Cooder that are excellent - both slide guitar virtuosos. Also Lindley was/is Jackson Browne's guitar player - there's a great video of them as a duo at the Philaelphia Folk Festival. Lindley had his own band El Rayo-X for a while, and was one of "Little Village" with John Hiatt.

On here there's a recording with him backing Warren Zevon and Jackson Browne on a radio interview....

This is a youtube link to a show with Ry Cooder

https://youtu.be/OlcjR1cuwrs

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Poster: Shug909 Date: Mar 17, 2017 1:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another non-dead question

sorry to be the corrector dude, but Ry Cooder was in LIttle Village, not Lindley.

Lindley has not been a part of Jackson's touring band in a long long long time. They did a superb acoustic duo tour in 1987 with a fairly well traded SBD boot from the Santa Cruz, CA show that is worth getting if you can find it. Almost as much talking as music playing, but funny as hell and the playing is fantastic. They did another acoustic duo tour in 2006, too, and maybe some shows here and there after that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Lt6vKE4Zs&;index=8&list=RDE3tLeAmi6Jw
El Rayo X was a great quirky band, their first two albums are really great (El Rayo X and Win This Record) and they were very good live. Wish I got to see them. I have not seen Lindley in years, but I can imagine he's still great if you like a solo, world music, very eccentric personality stringed instrument virtuoso kind of performance. I wish he'd get El Rayo X back together for the full band treatment and raunchy delicious electric guitar tones!

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Mar 17, 2017 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another non-dead question

You're right about Little Village - I have the cd and still play it. I loved every one of the band. And El Rayo X too. I have 3 records and saw them in LA. They were a great band. And Lindley's gifted. And weird. And introduced me to some nifty songs. It's just been a long time so I was checking. Oh hell, and a big shout out to John Hiatt, one of the great song writers.

Trump needs a corrector dude.

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Poster: Shug909 Date: Mar 17, 2017 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another non-dead question

Ha ha ha, Trump and his cronies need a lot more than a corrector, they need an eliminator, IMO!

Yeah, as I'm sure you know the Hiatt album Bring The Family that was the origin of the Little Village thing has those guys (Nick Lowe, Cooder, Hiatt and Jim Keltner) playing Hiatt's strongest songs live in the studio recorded in like 3 days or something. Awesome.

Then Hiatt would tour with Sonny Landreth and those Louisianna dudes The Goners. Man, was that ever a hot band for that kind of music! I saw the 1988 Hiatt and the Goners tour at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, super great show.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Mar 17, 2017 9:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another non-dead question

Thanks Earl. I've been a fan for a long time. I was just wondering if he was still kicking it. A long time ago I was his first gig with Jackson Browne. Small SoCal club. Browne introduced him by saying that being a solo act was killing him so he was going to start playing with friends. Voila!

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Poster: Shug909 Date: Mar 17, 2017 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another non-dead question

David Lindley was in Terry Reid's band in early 70s. This shit is great !


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=updTFU9IqIg

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Mar 16, 2017 5:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another non-dead question

David Lindley performance is outstanding. He's quite the instrumentalist. I saw him the last time a couple of years ago and he had a dozen or so guitars and related instruments on stage. Fantastic performer, interesting song choices, good stories. I'd personally go out of my way to see him play. A real treat.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Mar 16, 2017 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another non-dead question

Thanks. Something to put on my calendar.

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Mar 21, 2017 4:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Another non-dead question

david Lindley and his El-Rayo X opened for Santana and the The Dead at both shows of the Mountain-aire festival in 86. The ones Santana joined the Dead for School Girl and Aiko -just a FYI for the folks interested